BPN429: Plasmonic Nanocrescent Array for Ultrasensitive Biomoleculer Detection


Previously, we developed novel gold nanophotonic crescent moon structures with a sub-10 nm sharp edge, which can enhance local electromagnetic field at the edge area. In this project, we present a uniform array of the gold nanocrescents to generate stronger local electromagnetic field by summing up the effects of inter-particle and intra-particle electromagnetic field coupling. Stronger surface enhancement Raman scattering (SERS) signal is expected from the nanocrescent array due to the high density of the “hot spots”. The long-term goal of this project is to apply this uniform and sensitive SERS substrate to mapping the protein secretion from a single cell.

Project end date: 08/06/09

Publication date: 
February 4, 2009
Publication type: 
BSAC Project Materials (Final/Archive)
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